Adapting to secondary school: why the physical environment is important too

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School is back, so students new to secondary school will be beginning to adapt to their new school environments. This adaption commonly involves suddenly having multiple classes with different teachers and locations, many more students, different peer groups, becoming the youngest again and even managing a timetable.
For most commencing, their biggest concern is finding new friends and feeling a sense of social belonging. Yet, the majority are emotionally and socially settled much quicker and better than expected.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 06 Feb 2019


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